Monday, April 27, 2015
Lavender Half Doll...
This is a lovely "half doll" in the shade of lavender. I was very fortunate to be selected by Deb of Mosaic Magpie blog to give her a new home. Thank you Deb so much. When you visit her blog you will see how generous she truly is with her Wee Care Gowns and Waldorf style Dolls she creates and donates. Deb is a true angel in this world.
I had commented on Deb's Grow Your Blog post of how I would like to make a gift of this lovely lavender half doll for my sister for her birthday. April came quickly and I was not certain how I would gift her knowing how delicate she is. Sew...I came upon my design and this is how she looks now...
I sewed a pillow form of about 5 inches square and stuffed it with crushed walnut shells to give it weight. Now I had a base to work with. Crushed walnut shells are also wonderful for use in pincushions to sharpen and protect needles and pins from rusting. I had the most perfect lavender fabric in my possession...however I only had a small strip of it along with the square piece. No room for mistakes. I simply stitched a tube and then gathered it with crochet thread and tied it around her waist. Such a tiny little waist it is. And now you see how I finished off Miss Lavender Half Doll.
Here is my lovely sister Marie with her gift. I had mentioned it was fragile when she was unwrapping all the tissue paper. Her perplexed look is because she didn't know what I had given her. Then I explained to remove the cute little bucket which was merely for protection...and it was a bonus for her to keep. OH!!! I explained if this is the gift the way it is I would have at least put a flower on the top (bottom) of the bucket to finish it off. lol
Marie loves her beautiful Lavender Half Doll. And when I told her the story of Deb gifting me she loved it even more. Thank you again Deb. This is a special gift for a special sister I love so much.
And thank you for all your lovely comments on what you would do with the little crocheted button flowers...here is one more idea. I gifted a set of dragonfly earrings to my sister and this is how I packaged them for her. She loves the button and will tie it onto a barrett for her hair. We spent a lovely day together shopping and lunching and laughing and catching up.
April is quickly coming to a close and that means National Letter Writing Month will end too. I have been able to catch up and send out lots of mail. I will post more on that soon.
Mr. C spent the weekend in Bakersfield with his car buds and I will share about that soon.
For now I shall be busy as we continue our downstairs remodel. Thankfully the concrete dust is not as thick however I am still finding it in all the most interesting places...library book shelves, not to mention the books and knick knacks...inside cupboards, including on the linens...in the pantry and on it goes. I am so happy with how the bathroom is progressing and will share photos soon.
Creative Bliss to each and every person who knows the JOY of handmade...